Part-Time Program

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Students begin law studies with half of the Required Core Curriculum (RCC): Legislation/Regulation, Torts, and Legal Writing, Criminal Law and Contracts. The second half of the RCC: Civil Procedure and Property is completed during the second year along with two Required Core Electives (Evidence, Constitutional Law, Legal Profession). Part-time students may elect to take their courses during the day or evening. First-year courses generally run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday for part-time evening students. Day courses are generally scheduled from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to noon on Friday.

Part-time Day and Evening First Year*

Fall
Semester
Semester
Hours
Spring
Semester
Semester
Hours
Legislation/Regulation 4 Contracts 4
Torts 4 Legal Writing 3
Legal Writing 3 Criminal Law 3
       
Total Hours 11 Total Hours 10

 

Part-time Day and Evening Second Year*

Fall
Semester
Semester
Hours
Spring
Semester
Semester
Hours
Civil Procedure 4 Property 4
Required Core Elective (Evidence, Constitutional Law, Legal Profession) 2-4 Required Core Elective (Evidence, Constitutional Law, Legal Profession) 2-4
       
       
Total Hours 6-8 Total Hours 6-8

 

*Part-time students must commit to the course load outlined above. Under no circumstances can a part-time student take fewer credits during their first two years of legal study.

Part-time students are awarded a Juris Doctor degree upon satisfactory completion of 90 credit hours during a minimum of four academic years. You must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average to receive the JD degree.

The JD program at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is rigorous yet flexible, with full-time and part-time opportunities to address the needs and expectations of a diverse student population. Students completing their first year of part-time study may elect to complete subsequent semesters on a full-time or part-time (day and/or evening) basis.